Animal shelter expected to reach 90 percent no-kill rate next year

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EDINBURG, Texas – The Palm Valley Animal Society, formerly known as Palm Valley Animal Center, is expecting to reach its goal of a 90 percent live outcome rate early next year.

Through a partnership with Best Friends Animal Society and funded by grants from Maddie’s Shelter, PVAS’s live-release rate has increased by more than 30 percent since July.

PVAS’s shelter manager adds the community rallying in support of the animals through adoption and fostering contributes to the lower rates of euthanasia.

Luis Quintanilla, PVAS Shelter Manager, “In the very early part of 2020 we could hit that benchmark, which is almost a year ahead of schedule. It’s pretty exciting. It’s tens of thousands of animals that otherwise would not have been alive right now that we’ve managed to save with the help of our community.”

Along with the name change PVAS is updating its hours at both the Trenton and Laurie P. Andrews Center to 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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